Thursday, April 26, 2012


A while ago I did a small injury which has resulted in me
 being unable to crochet for a while : (
But I still need a portable project so returned to the stash
 and found this pattern and wool.

 Thought this may be a useful but reasonably quick pattern to ignite my knitting mojo.
It is knitted as one piece with only underarm and side seams to be sewn up
 ( I really like the limited sewing up option!!)

It knitted up quickly and I love the colours.
Most suitable for Moo who surprise, surprise, is a big pink and purple fan.

Once completed she very quickly claimed it would fit her and was keen to wear it.

Dont you love it when they love what you have made them- I certainly do!!

( Excuse the tattoo on the leg - thats what I was asked to take the photo of!)

See what others are doing over at our creative spaces.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Joy of Craft....

Being crafty, creative or whatever you want to call it has many pluses.
You can made great things, meet great people, learn lots of stuff and
have a lot of fun and laughs along the way.
Recently I was reminded of these in a number of ways.
I had the pleasure of meeting a gorgeous lady at our local crafty get together SAY.
We shared many interests and had lots of fun.
She had to move interstate and a few of us girls decided to create something special
to commerate her time with us.
It was decided to do a quilt in her favourite colours.
Now as you may know Im not a quilter and was a little concerned about what I could contribute.
With the help of these clever friends we all made this lovely quilt.
Shes looking keen

 Now shes excited...
And happy!!!!

We all had a great time making it and thought about you alot in the process- wishing you could join us without spoiling the surprise.

Thanks to the girls from whom I learnt lots which gave me the courage to make this.

Check out their blogs also to see more of the action.

Great friends, great fun and great sadness,
look forward to catching up at SIT....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I did it....

Well its official.....
I can now say I have MADE A QUILT!!!!

I love quilts but feel like I dont have time to get into quilting yet.
 I figure once Moo gets older and isnt as keen on Mum made stuff
 ( I'm hoping she loves it forever but I remember not wanting my mum to make things
and asking for shop bought stuff) then I will have time to get into quilting.

Recently I wanted to make something for a close friends significant birthday and the only thing I could think of was a quilt.
So with the help of some clever friends  I embarked on a quilt.
Here is my finished product!
Im pretty happy with how it turned out
and was tempted to keep it ..
at least to be able to see how much I hopefully improve in years to come.
But.. it was well received and loved by the person for whom it was intended
so I shall just have to enjoy seeing it when I visit.

A big thanks to Mum who finished off the binding as my annoying injury
was not enjoying the hand stitching process.

What have you been up to?
Check out other clever works at our creative spaces..

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Knitting, by default...

A little while ago I rediscovered my love of crochet.
So it has nearly all been crochet for portable projects.
Recently I had a mishap playing sport which has resulted in me
not being able to crochet but I can still knit, albeit a little uncomfortably at times.

This lack of freedom to craft is extremely frustrating.... I have a looong list of things I want to finish, make, start or try and being injured and limited in options does not fit the plan!!!

So finding crochet hurt I tried knitting and it is better so needed a project.

Moo (as nearly always) is going to be the lucky receipient of a red mohair cardigan from this cute vintage pattern book.

 Im not loving knitting it up for some reason and nearly gave up on it but have started to find my rhythm and its better than not having anything to do. Hopefully I will get lots done before I resume crochet otherwise it may become a UFO!!

And the quilt you ask???

Well it has been quilted by machine....and I managed to keep it pretty neat on the back!
(Amazing considering my dolls quilt effort).

Last bit of hand quilting to be finished tommorrow,
then bound and off to its new owner on Saturday. ( If all goes to plan).

Who else is joining in at our creative spaces.....

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


On the weekend we had the pleasure of taking my Nanna to her SILs 90th birthday.
I love to catch up with all the great aunts of which there are still four,
 all ageing gracefully and so gorgeous.
( In this family we still have a 100th in May and another 90th in December- tough old girls in our family).

Happy Birthday Auntie N
 who is renowned for all the wedding dresses and cakes she has made for all the family.

Due to the drive we decided to stay with family on the farm which was run by my grandparents and passed onto an aunt and uncle. Great decision!!
So many happy memories, beautiful views and really felt like I had reconnected to our gorgeous countryside and why we are the lucky country.

Bear and Moo ( such city kids) had a brilliant time
watching the cows be milked, seeing the tanker come to collect it,
having a ride on a motorbike , feeding the ducks and chickens,
 going in the tractor to feed the cows, visiting the horses and playing
on a massive pile of wood chips destined for the calf pens.
We also had a great time with family,
exploring the farm again through adult eyes on the motorbike
and reconnecting with my family heritage. Precious!!!
All keen to get back to visit soon.
What have you revisited lately?

P.S. A little crafty did get done along the way will post later...